- Monday’s WWE RAW scored a 3.1 cable rating. Hour one did 4.2 million viewers, hour two did 4.8 million viewers and the third hour dropped to 4.5 million viewers for an average viewership of 4.5 million. – Lots of footage was filmed for the WWE Network this past week at WWE HQ in Stamford, CT. It should be noted that given the current time frame for launching the Network, early 2013, most of the “new” programming will be nine months to a year old or more. – WWE’s latestRead More
PWMania.com reported last week that former WWE and WCW star Butch Reed was being held in a Johnson County, Missouri detention center on a probation violation. We can now confirm that Reed is still in jail bu the Johnson County website doesn’t specify what he did to violate his probation. Reed was set to wrestle this weekend for the Traditional Championship Wrestling group in Arkansas. Here’s his mugshot photo.Read More
- The opening match at Friday night’s RAW live event in Cape Girardeau, MO saw Tyson Kidd defeat Tensai. After the match, Tensai cut a promo and issued an open challenge to anyone in the back. This brought out WWE NXT star Big E. Langston. Langston went on to defeat Tensai in one of his first WWE live event matches. – Former ECW Champion Mikey Whipwreck was at WWE headquarters shooting some interviews this week, likely for the WWE Network. – Months after being involved in a serious car accident,Read More
Washington Redskins’ defensive end Adam Carriker conducted an interview with teammate Robert Griffin III on 4th & Pain (Twitter page @4thAndPain); Griffin won the 2012 Heisman Trophy and was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft. The pair talked about RGIII’s fondness for pro wrestling and how he wouldn’t wear the traditional “tighty-whities” if he were in WWE. RGIII also said linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and London Fletcher would be the best Redskins players to make in in wrestling. Highlights from the interview are as follows:Read More
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. In this entry, Ross focused primarily on Kevin Nash’s recent controversial comments about the pro wrestling industry “dying” at WrestleMania 20, which culminated with Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero celebrating in the ring as the company’s top champions. Here are some highlights of what Jim Ross said about the situation: “I’m an old school guy who thinks that wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes and that the final, final decreeRead More
Road Dogg and Josh Mathews return with more “garbage juice” on this week’s episode of Are You Serious?, including a WCW clip of a World Heavyweight Championship match where Hollywood Hogan poked Kevin Nash in the chest with his index finger, prompting Nash to fall to the mat and allow Hogan to pin him. Road Dogg notes that to Hogan’s credit, his mighty finger “has been used to sign many contracts with creative control clauses.” The match outcome marked the reunion of both New World Order factions into one villainousRead More
Kevin Nash
The New World Order created chaos in the ranks of World Championship Wrestling as the renegade faction sought success by any means necessary. Now, group founder Kevin Nash is looking to reform the nefarious faction and run roughshod over the world of wrestling once again. “A lot of you wanted an NWO reunion, there will be one. As you know we only come in take over mode. Stay tuned!!!,” he announced Tuesday night via Twitter. The group’s reformation could take place in WWE and if Nash has his wish fulfilled,Read More
- John Cena played up AJ and Daniel Bryan’s wedding on Monday’s Raw SuperShow by saying he would come visit the diminutive Diva on her final day as a bachelorette. “Stay put @WWEAJLee ill be there in 10min. May i recommend #50shadesofJohn its an exciting read,” he wrote Sunday. “By the way, i stole Tensai’s idea and got u guys a sweet #1cupkeurig as a gift.. Sorry to spoil it, just want u to know its from me.” AJ played up the wedding as well, tweeting Sunday, “One last dayRead More
- Evan Bourne stated Sunday that he will not be on hand for tomorrow night’s historic 1,000th episode of Raw emanating from his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He wrote Sunday on Twitter, “Sorry friends! I won’t be in STL for the epic #raw1000 but when I DO work my way back on Raw, it will also be epic!” Bourne remains sidelined after breaking his foot in four places and dislocating it in five in an automobile accident in March. Though no timetable has been given for his return toRead More
New York Post sportswriter Phil Mushnick has once again taken aim at WWE and company chief Vince McMahon over the staggering number of wrestlers to have died before the age of 45. He quipped in his column Sunday, “A former WWF/WWE content man wonders if, in the upcoming 1,000th episode of Raw, Vince McMahon will present a roll call of WWF/WWE TV performers who didn’t live past 45. Or would that take too long?” In the past, Mushnick has branded the professional wrestling industry, particularly WWE, as a “death mill.”Read More

Posted On July 19, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Jerry Lawler Talks On Monday Night Wars, DX, Savage & More

The Miami Herald has a new interview with Jerry “The King” Lawler. Here are a few hilights. Getting the commentating gig after Randy Savage left to WCW: “When the Monday Night Wars really got started, I was already there basically as a wrestler. Macho Man Randy Savage was doing the color commentating with Vince McMahon, and I was doing the wrestling on Raw. In the midst of the Monday Night Wars, several guys jumped ship and left WWE without notice and showed up down in Atlanta for WCW, and MachoRead More
The American Males, Marcus Alexander “Buff” Bagwell and Scott Riggs, recently sat down with BDSIR’s Mike Knoxxx, Chris Spotface McClain, Mr. Lopez and KME. During the interview, Bagwell explained his recent arrest on reckless driving. Bagwell says he walked in on his dead friend on April 12 and at the end of April, flipped his Jeep and his doctors put him in a self induced coma for three to four days. He suffered a broken jaw, broken nose, broken eye socket, which were fixed, but had broken his neck again.Read More
WWE.com published a rare interview with company head Vince McMahon that WWE Magazine conducted in 2007 in celebration of 15h anniversary of Raw. The WWE Chairman discusses the longevity of Raw, competing with WCW, future of the sports entertainment industry and who he feels is the most important Superstar in the evolution of the program—it’s a Rattlesnake. Who came up with the name Raw: “I did. The name ‘Raw’ came out of my head. I was trying to come up with a word that would embody everything we wanted theRead More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Booker T Q&A; WWE Return Match, Talks Benoit, WCW, WM29

Booker T sits down and answers your questions from a live twitter segment:Read More

Posted On July 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Legendary Indian Wrestler Passes Away, Duggan Slams Vince Russo

- India’s legendary professional wrestler, Dara Singh passed away Thursday morning at the age of 83 due to cardiac arrest. Singh wrestled internationally from the 1940’s through 1983, and announced his retirement. He went on to have a successful movie career in India, and was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996. William Regal commented on Singh’s passing on Twitter. “Very sad indeed to hear of the passing of the legendary Wrestler Dara Singh.I wrestled for him in India in 1992.A truly elegant gentleman.” Jim RossRead More
Diamond Dallas Page appeared on Busted Open, which airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Sirius 92 and XM 208 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/bustedopen for more information. Highlights from the interview are as follows: The reaction he received last week on Raw: “I’ll tell you, more than anything, it sort of made me say, ‘Wow.’ It set me back a second, you know? I always hear DDP chants when I do these independent things but that building, I don’t think I ever wrestled there. If I did,Read More

Posted On July 8, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

Former WWE Star Goes On Facebook Rant & New Job Revealed

Former WWE, TNA, WCW and ECW amateur wrestler Big Vito posted the following rant on Facebook last week. I gotta say something here. To all my boys out there, I love you guys. We can go back and forth on facebook, but, when people go on about me, for talking shit and wrestling. I GOTTA TELL YOU, IT MAKES ME SICK. My friends in Florida who I talk to , you know who you are, I love you guys. To my boys back here in Jersey, and pa. I loveRead More
This week on Are You Serious?, a clip is featured of (Ultimate) Warrior tormenting Hollywood Hogan backstage through a mirror on WCW Monday Nitro. While the clip airs, Road Dogg and Josh Mathews ponder what Warrior may be foretelling Hogan, such as alimony payments, the box office returns for Santa with Muscles and the end result of PastaMania. “It’s official, WCW jumps the shark,” Josh Mathews says after baring witness to the clip. Road Dogg adds, “WCW ruined Hulk Hogan. They ruined the Ultimate Warrior. It didn’t help Eric BischoffRead More
For him, Extreme Rising is more than a wrestling company. It’s symbolic. Extreme Legend Perry Saturn has returned from the brink, found sobriety, and is rising back in wrestling. Now Saturns joins James Guttman on ClubWWI.com for a 35 minute shoot that will shock and awe with its blunt honesty. Among the many topics JG and Saturn discuss are his misery while in WCW, the political games of those in power, why he split with John Kronus, disappearing from wrestling, becoming homeless, his intense drug abuse, the night the RadicalzRead More